Peter Canby

Peter Canby is the author of The Heart of the Sky: Travels among the Maya.

They rode white horses: Shining Path

Peter Canby, 12 September 2013

Kimberly Theidon is an example of a new breed of anthropologist, one bearing some resemblance to a political activist. Her book is part of a series of studies in human rights but one of the blurbs on the jacket calls it an ethnography. Its subject is the process of reconciliation that followed a failed, exceptionally violent uprising by Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, a Maoist group...

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